Continence and Incontinence

Posted by Bev Collins, March 12 2019

The words continence and incontinence might cause some confusion. They are often used to explain the same thing, but they are actually each other's opposites.

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Topics: Bladder Management, Incontinence, Continence, MS, Bowel Management, parkinsons

Combining approaches to bladder and bowel dysfunction

Posted by Bev Collins, February 5 2019

The benefits of patient centred care cannot be overestimated. But engaging and recognising the stigma and embarrassment associated with bladder and bowel issues is essential – how can healthcare professional’s best serve their patients?

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Topics: Lifestyle, Bladder Management, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, spina bifida, Self-catheterisation

The importance of a good start

Posted by Bev Collins, January 30 2019

It´s February 1992 and on the PA system I hear ”Bob en piste”. I am in Albertville, France, during the olympics and for some obscure reason I ended up watching the 4-man bob-sleigh. We shall not go into detail about that story for the sake of you readers...

However, something became very clear to me when I saw these olympic athletes competing. The first thing they measured was the starting time, basically how fast they were able to run to a certain point and then get into the Bob. The top teams always had the best start times. Those who were way behind these first few seconds had no chance to win any medals. The race was not won during the first few seconds but a good start was important to stand a chance during the rest of the race.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Recovery, Bladder Management, ISC, Self-catheterisation

Brand Ambassador Spotlight - Jesse Billauer

Posted by Alan Cook, November 20 2018

In March 1996, Jesse Billauer was one of the top 100 junior surfers in the world and only weeks away from turning professional when an accident changed his life forever. But he didn't let a twist of fate get in the way of his love for surfing.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Paralympics, Lifestyle, Bladder Management, Spinal Cord Injury, Sports, Coping Strategies, Self-catheterisation

Skydive Raises Over £4000 For ERIC

Posted by Seema Duggal, November 13 2018

Part 2; In July, Wellspect HealthCare teamed up with children’s bladder and bowel charity ERIC, to give two members of our team the opportunity of a lifetime to complete a skydive and raise much needed funds for this valuable charity. 

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Topics: Lifestyle, Bladder Management, Children, Bowel Management, Paediatrics